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into recession. >> kristen welker in hawaii, thank you for that. >>> joining me for more on the fiscal cliff negotiations is john yarmouth. welcome, thank you. glad to have you back on the show. >> thank you. >> president obama still thinks a deal can be reached, but speaker boehner had a pretty tough defeat when republicans balked at the plan to raise rates of those making over $1 million. where do you put the chances of a deal being reached before january? >> i don't think they are very high. the more likely scenario, rates will go up automatically on january 1st, and we discussed earlier on the program, that we'll meet early next year and cut taxes of 98% of american people, slightly more than that. but there is an outside chance, and one scenario in which the president and speaker boehner negotiate a deal, and it's a deal that most democrats can accept, instead of a majority of the republicans in the house, 40 or 50 of them vote with democrats to avert the fiscal cliff on the tax side, but that jeopardizes speaker boehner's job. he would be driving the bus over his most conservative memb
welker traveling with the president tonight. thanks. >>> for more on what going over the so-called fiscal cliff could mean for you and your family come the new year we want to bring in the "today" show financial editor. a lot of focus has been on the expiring bush era tax cuts. let's talk about the amount of money that comes out of your weekly or monthly paycheck. how will that change? >> reporter: the other thing that is expiring is the payroll tax holiday. that is very likely to go whether or not we get a deal. for americans who earn about $30,000 a year, that's going to mean a cut of $50 a month, $500 over the course of the year in their pay checks. for those who earn closer to $50,000 we're looking at a thousand dollars over the year and if you earn closer to $100,000 it's $2,000 throughout the year. >> let's talk about those expiring tax cuts. if congress doesn't act, how much of a bite is that going to take from the average american? >> well, as the man said in the piece, on average it is going to take about a $3500 bite for the average american. but it is going to take more from up
)'s took a hit today thanks to the fiscal cliff drama the markets tanked after house republicans cancelled the vote. congress the final friday before christmas go without a deal. the dow dropped 120 points. the nasdaq lost 29. the s&p lost 14. adam shapiro of the fox business network. for weeks it's been reported that investors had already figured into the numbers if you will the fiscal cliff. why are we here? >> you mean at the point that we're down on the dow and down today? >> harris: yeah. >> first of all it could have been worse. when you saw the future last night what he would realized there was not going to be a deal in the house investors said it's not going to be good. they pulled back. there is still 10 days. some investors believe that will happen. priced. in big money investors already pulling out of the market. they were selling some of their stocks in anticipation what will be a tax hit for them no matter what. they were getting ready for. this you still have optimism among some investors that there could be a deal. monday is going to be a low volume day. it's a half day of t
withholding up an agreement on the fiscal cliff. back to you in new york. thank you, peter. and if congress can't make that deal, taxes for every single american all of you watching this morning will go go up on january 1st. here to tell us how much they will go up economic editorial writer for the "wall street journal" author of who is the fairest of them all. the truth about opportunity, taxes and wealth in america. stephen moore. stephan, you are the bearer of bad news this morning. how much are our taxes going to get hit in just two weeks? >> well, good morning, guys. merry christmas. you though, this is an unbelievable situation because it's been, what, five or six weeks since the election. abc it's amazing that they are still as far apart today from getting a deal as they were when we first started talking about this. if we do go over the cliff. by the way i agree with peter. i still there is a slim chance at getting something done next week before new year's eve. but if we don't get that deal, we're talking about a very major tax increase. not just on people like warren buffet and bi
a deal with the democrats, but he has a plan b fiscal cliff proposal and let's bring in jonathan allen and third way resident fellow bill schneider. i want to start with you. you wrote an article titled revenge of the purged, and you basically were saying in your article, jonathan, that the three amigos that spooker boehner stripped out of their positions and we see them on the screen, what beef did they have? was it simply because they were stripped of their titles? >> look, i think there's a fundamental divide between them and not only speaker boehner with a lot of the republican conference. these guys lost their assignments voting against republicans a lot, but also members of the republican steering committee that led the committee led by speaker boehner have basically said that these guys have gone to another level of trying to hurt the team over the last couple of years and that's why they lost their community assignments and there were profane words used to the way they comport themselves and as a result these guys were free of any tether to the leadership and so not only were t
stephanopoulos on "this week." >>> now to the wrangling over the fiscal cliff, sending shock waves across america's 401(k)s. take a look. the dow closed down more than 120 points, with the deadline just 11 days away and lawmakers heading home for the holidays. shortly before we came on the air, the president came out swinging with a message for congress. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl tells us where things stand tonight. >> reporter: in the halls of congress tonight, not a creature is stirring. no deal is in sight. with a deadline looming and seemingly no hope anywhere, the president made one last appeal tonight before washington goes on vacation. >> as we leave town for a few days to be with our families for the holidays, everybody can cool off. everybody can drink some eggnog. now is not the time for more self-inflicted wounds. certainly not those coming from washington. >> reporter: but the two sides don't even seem to be trying anymore. what are we going to do now? >> i'm interested in solving the major problems that face our country. that means house leaders, senate lead
they go over the cliff, that is a huge negotiating problem here. >> sam stein, thank you. >> just how much of a bump will you really feel if we do over the fiscal curb? ezra klein will join me. >>> and later, a former law in the george w. bush white house calls the nra exactly what it is. a protection racket, a protection racket for republicans. he will join me. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. >>> okay, we are getting really close to the fiscal curb, and when congress comes back, they will only have four days. so it is time for ezra klein to tell us what we'll feel when we do go over the fiscal cliff. coming up. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help sign
but we're just ten days to the fiscal cliff. could these two men end up being the grinches that steal christmas? we'll talk live to republican congressmen about what's stopping the president and the house speaker from reaching a deal. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >>> we're just ten days away from the country going over the so-called fiscal cliff, automatic tax increases on nearly every american and huge spending cuts to defense and social programs are set to take effect the 1st of january unless the president and congress reach a new budget deal. but most lawmakers have deserted the capital to be home for christmas leaving america teetering on the brink. one of those enjoying christmas back if california is republican congressman tom mcclintock joining us from sacramento, california. you are a tea partier. you're part of the tea party caucus but you supported house
to blame. boehner's plan b gimmick failed big-time last night at this point a fiscal cliff deal with boehner's members would probably require divine intervention. >> how we get there, god only knows. but i've done is that eric and i and our team here are committed to working with our colleagues on both sides of the aisle, both sides of the capitol and the white house to address it. >> after a day with dealing with humiliation, boehner hit the gavel and sent his members home for the holidays. there will be no deal this weekend. then boehner took the walk of shame out of the capitol. it's unclear whether he will be the speaker in the new year. it was the same sad walk many house members took last night when they couldn't get their own folks to vote on boehner's plan b. republican leaders can't strike a deal with their own members. how will they strike one with the president of the united states? boehner was scrambling for excuses today. >> you know, one of my colleagues the other night had an analogy of 100 people drowning in a pool, and that he was a lifeguard. and because he cou
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